Beth is crowned Gordon Gala Queen

Gordon Civic Weekend.
Gordon Civic Weekend.

IT was entertainment all the way at Gordon as the annual Civic Week Weekend saw a varied programme of events.

The festivities began on Friday night when Beth Redpath was crowned Gordon Gala Queen 2011 by last year’s Queen Cheyenne Yule. Also taking part were Beth’s attendants Tamara Wilson and Corran MacFarlane.

Gordon Civic Weekend.

Gordon Civic Weekend.

The children and adults were then entertained by a magician and the rest of the evening was taken up by dancing to the music from Magnum Disco.

Saturday saw the Open 7’s football tournament which was won by K.S. Electrics who beat Gala United in the final. Many thanks to sponsors K.S. Electrics of Duns.

Later in the day a big turnout gathered for the Family Sports with a selection of races for all ages. The winner of the Eva Forsyth Trophy (pre-school) was Layla Wheeler with Charli Sherwood runner-up. The Doug Purves Mile (under 14) was won by Matthew Neary and runner-up was Struan Bowie. The Open Mile was won by Jack Neary and runner up was Barry Chisholm.

Thanks to Rick and Spinle who kept everyone fed with their barbecue, and to Rutherford, Shiell and Partners for sponsoring the Family Sports.

Gordon Civic Weekend.

Gordon Civic Weekend.

The evening finished with Prize Bingo in the Bowling Club which was very well attended. Thanks go to Findlay for being Bingo Caller.

On Sunday Beth, Tamara and Corran attended St Michael’s Church for the Family Service with the Rev Tom Nicholson, then later in the day it was the Fancy Dress with a fantastic turnout of children and adults taking part.

The judges were Lesley Munro, headteacher of Gordon Primary School, and the Gala Queen’s parents Mark and Sandra Redpath, who had the difficult task in choosing the winners

Results were: The Hunter Memorial Trophy (most original) - Gordon Gowk Wedding; The John Yule Memorial Trophy (most humorous) - Lambing Live; The Nairn Memorial Trophy (best overall) - Maids in Scotland; The Redpath/Mitchell Memorial Trophy (best overall under 16) - Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; The Gordon Civic Week Trophy (best overall pre-school) - Go Green Gordon Toddlers Group.

Gordon Civic Weekend.

Gordon Civic Weekend.

To round off the weekend it was time to ‘Party’ in the Bowling Club with Spectrum’s Karaoke.

The Civic Week Committee would like to thank everyone who supported these events, to all who placed adverts in the programme, who helped over the weekend and who donated prizes etc. Also thanks to Karen Nairn, John Tyson, Billy Nairn, Gordon Football Club and a big thank you to Queen Beth and her attendants Tamara Wilson and Corran MacFarlane for being part of the weekend - you did the village proud!